Sunday, September 6, 2009
Need Help with Identification of Weed or Wildflower
I have been using Firefox instead of Internet Safari this week, because for some reason it's set so the photos are larger on blogs. I forgot, though, that when I go to do a post, I can't type above the first photo. I allowed a few of these plants to grow across the street because they remind me of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, and I was thinking the flowers were going to be a similar color and shape. I was wrong.
Here's what the flower buds look like:
I've never seen this kind of flower before.
These photos were all taken of the same plant yesterday. Some of the flowers have matured and formed berries. I suppose it is some weed that I need to get rid of or else it will fight with the sumac and other weeds for control of the whole garden.
I remember when I first started gardening on the 3 lot yard of our first home, the original farm home of the neighborhood, there were some plants I let grow because I thought they were interesting looking. One day, a teacher my husband worked with came over and got all excited. She asked me why I was growing button weed. (I just looked for another name I've heard it called, and the buttonweed images were not the same as what I had. I did find the other name, and it is velvet leaf. I also found out it's a mallow.) She said she and her siblings used to get paid for each button weed plant they pulled out of their dad's farm fields, and couldn't believe I was letting it grow. I did pull it out.
Do you know what the name of this plant is?